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Proposed Finding of No Historic Properties Adversely Affected for Planned Subdivision of Property under Conservation Easement

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The National Park Service (NPS) proposes a finding of No Historic Properties Adversely Affected for an undertaking planned by the owners of a 255.036-acre parcel, Louisa County TMS 37-8, formerly a part of a larger property sometimes also known as "Oakleigh" or "Green K Acres," in the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District: subdivision along Camp Creek from the western boundary to the eastern boundary of TMS 37-8. The NPS reviews their request for approval of the subdivision under the terms of the conservation easement, as amended, that it holds for the privately owned property. As the subdivision is planned by the owners, and would be implemented by them, the federal undertaking under review is the NPS proposed No Historic Properties Adversely Affected finding.

With the concurrence of the State Historic Preservation Office, this review combines the Section 106/National Historic Preservation Act steps of Initiation of Consultation; Identification of Historic Properties; and Assessment of Effects.

If the proposed NPS finding of No Historic Properties Adversely Affected still seems appropriate at the conclusion of this review, and after NPS takes into consideration any opinions and comments offered, NPS will approve the subdivision, contingent upon its Land Resources Division reviewing and approving a copy of the draft plat prior to finalizing and recording.

For details of the planned subdivision and of the proposed NPS response, see the pdf document, "Planned Subdivision Information Packet" in the "Document List" in upper-left column of this webpage. The information packet includes a description of the planned subdivision and of the NPS review-to-date, a location map, a site-plan and delineation of the Area of Potential Effect evaluated by NPS, and an overview/site photograph.

Comment may be offered by clicking the "Planned Subdivision Information Packet" link in the "Document List."

An NPS No Historic Properties Adversely Affected-finding for/approval of the subdivision would not also imply such finding and approval of any house or other structure, or additional subdivision, that might be proposed by the owners of the same property in the future under the terms of the conservation easement. If made by them, such proposals would be the subjects of separate, future NPS Section-106 reviews. The conservation easement would remain in full force and effect for all of the property north and south of the creek.

Also, NPS approval of a subdivision or other undertaking proposed by a property owner under the terms of an NPS-held conservation easement in the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District would be limited to meeting that easement's review requirements, and would not also imply any approvals or reviews needed for the same undertaking under the Code, zoning, or other review mechanisms of Louisa County or other authorities.

Contact Information
Noel Harrison,
Manager of Easements
(540) 693-3200 x1020